|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top?||20||Audio||2003||Audiophile (2)|
|2||Pioneers Of Jazz Guitar 1927-1939||24||Audio||1997||Retrieval|
|3||Something Tender||12||Audio||1963||United Artists Jazz|
|4||Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top?||12||Audio||1981||Audiophile (2)|
|5||Two Guitars And A Horn||12||Audio||1983|
|6||Guitar Stylist||8||Audio||1953||Capitol Records|
|7||Guitar Stylist Part 2||4||Audio||Capitol Records|
|8||Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top?||12||Audio||1977||Carney Records|
|9||Watusi For Luci||2||Audio||1965||Carney Records|
|10||Guitar Stylist Part 1||4||Audio||Capitol Records|
|11||Two Guitars Volume 1||13||Audio||1983||Stash Records|
|12||Ten Duets For Two Guitars||20||Audio||Music Minus One|
|13||Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing||2||Audio||Brunswick|
|14||Town Hall Concert||13||Audio||1963||United Artists Records|
|15||The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties||15||Audio||1976||Jazz Archives|
American jazz guitarist and banjoist player.
Born : October 20, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey.
Died : June 10, 1965 in Reno, Nevada.
Carl Kress started his career as banjo and guitar-player, recording with the best white jazzmen of the 20's, among them [a=Bix Beiderbecke]. In the 30's, Kress became a central figure in the conception and perfecting of the jazz guitar duo.
He was first heard in the company of [a=Eddie Lang] in 1932 ([i]Feeling My Way[/i]), then with [a=Dick McDonough] ([i]Chicken a la Swing[/i]) and [a=Tony Mottola] ([i]Jazz in G[/i]).
In 1961 he reformed a duo with [a=George Barnes] after working for a long time in studios, far from jazz, in radio and television. He was also the co-owner of the renowned Onyx Club, where many famous jazz musicians played.